|11-25-2009, 05:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
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How to succeed at everything
Great title huh?
The secret to succeed at everything is... ahem... to start, and to continue.
Seriously, I may have exaggerated a bit but I really do think that that is kind of the secret of everything.
It's a lack of faith, I believe, that makes us think the following: "I'll never be able to do X. I don't know how to do X, so I'll never be able to do it."
Not so! You don't need to know how to do X to be able to start.
I have a few grand goals in my life. I don't know how I'll achieve them. But I have made headway. I started out doing whatever seemed like the first thing to do. Then the second thing appeared, and so on. Or I did something small, then let that grow once I got the hang of it.
The great thing is... well, this is my belief, but I do see it in my everyday life... the great thing is, that there is an intelligence behind the scenes which gives you exactly the situations you need to achieve your heart desires.
If you try to control or are scared of failing, though, what'll happen? Maybe the intelligence will place you in a situation where you don't see yourself advancing, but maybe that's exactly the situation you need to advance. If you don't have faith, outer and inner faith, you'll give up then. If you do, though, you'll be working with the intelligence and not against it. Ignore obstacles*, plow through them - that's what they're there for. Keep trusting yourself and God.
*Link to an article which probably influenced this one on a subconscious level at least. Great resource for aspiring entrepreneurs with heart.
I think you really need to let go of the specifics of how you'll achieve things. All you need to know is that you will. And to start. And then to keep going. That's the magic recipe. You have pretty much unlimited power - you just need to start accessing it - how? By letting yourself access it. By STARTING.
(I'm no master, though! But I think I found a formula that works for me.)
|11-25-2009, 06:37 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I'm gonna have to agree, although a piece is missing, passion.
For example, I play basketball which I am passionate about, but in basketball there's parts of the game which I don't like practicing: As much as it seems weird long distance shooting never satisfied me, I like to drive the ball hard to the basket.( Allen Iverson fans will support me on this one). Also I love ballhandling where as I'm not to keen on defense.
I've allready tried applying myself to do just 15minutes of defense drills per day, it didn't work. Whereas a couple of days ago when I saw this video I decided that I would like to bring my ball handling to a new level.
So I decided to commit myself 30mins everyday to ballhandling drills. Yesterday I did 35 minutes, and today ended up not seing time fly and did 1hour45minutes.
And I asked myself, why is it that I can do 3time as long workout as I commited myself(at high intensity) for ballhandling, whereas when I was doing defense after the second day i was constantly looking at my watch to know when the work out was over?
SO the formula to get good at something: Start+Continue Consistently
and the formula to succeed at something: Start+Continue+passion.
To come back to your idea, I agree with you and here is an example to prove you right. Once again after viewing the video mentioned earlier in the post, when I set myself to do stuff, I had in mind to do it until I'm at least as good as this guy.
Now look at the first drill of the video, On my first day, I had problems doing this drill with one ball. By the end of todays workout, I could do it quickly with two balls. Now I don't promise that by tomorrow I'll be doing it with three balls, but as long as I practice Hard, I don't see why in time I wouldn't succeed.
Actually I'm writing it here, I Will Succeed!
|11-25-2009, 07:33 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Make a decision and commitment to do it. And don't beat yourself up if you're not as ''productive'' as you would like to be every day.
It always helps if you can find something to enjoy in the whole process not just the end destination.
As Sam kovacs pointed out, passion is also important ingredient.
|11-25-2009, 10:50 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
|11-26-2009, 06:53 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Yeah I do agree as well.
Make sure you're persistent, but not obsessed. It's two separate mind sets. You need to allow yourself 'breaks' during the day and sometimes full weeks or months off.
But through time, and practice, you can put yourself where you want to be in most cases. But sometimes things take more time than anticipated.
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